I started this reading project hoping to strike up conversations with other regarding the reading. I serve as a Seminary teacher and I serve in Primary on Sundays. I rarely have the opportunity to chat with adults about spiritual things. I ask people I serve with, friends and family members if they would join me in reading the Book of Mormon and participate in a dialog about we were reading. Many said they would give it a shot. I looked forward to adult interaction.... even if it was only through messages. I love the scriptures and so miss a good dialog about what they teach.
I thought it would be easy because Sunday School was reading and studying the Book of Mormon. For the most part I was keeping on schedule, if not just a little ahead of the Sunday reading schedule.
I didn't get many comments. In fact, I'd mostly see 3-5 hits on each blog. Comments were even more rare. I didn't get what I longed for... conversation and interaction.
But this little experience was a success. I started reading the Book of Mormon with purpose... to read with my grandson in mind. I marked things and made notes for him... things that I would want him to remember or to understand better. My blogs became "love" letter to him... telling him of my testimony of Christ, my feelings for the scriptures and explanations that I felt inspired to share with him.
Now I'm done. I started before he was born and now was I read I see his cute little smiling face. I decided to print it all and save it for him until he is 12. On the day he gets the priesthood I will give him this book and tell him how much I Love him and his parents.
So although my heart is sad that I couldn't get anyone to join me in a discussion of the scriptures I love, I did create something of great value for a little boy I love.
I will do it again and again. I can't think of a more important gift for my posterity However, I won't make the mistake of wanting or believing that I can achieve a dialogue with others. I'm not sure I will blog again about the scriptures.... then again. It was a great way to share a scripture journal tailored to one person I adore.
For now, I believe this was most successful failure.